The challenges of policing in America are at a critical crossroads, and a transformative commitment to the profession is necessary. Challenges facing police agencies and departments are numerous. These include the overriding issue of building bridges of
God Bless AmericaAnd our troops, law officers and all of Her guardians.Land that I loveThose who know this love are truly the Blessed People.Stand Beside Her, And Guide Her,As God stands to safeguard us,we stand to
COVID-19 has been wreaking devastation throughout the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) notes that deaths in the United States due to the coronavirus are now well above 800,000. The CDC notes a slight
We all have an ego, some more pronounced than others. Ego can have a negative impact on not only daily operation of walking the corners but also on how we lead others and ourselves. The ego,
It was the late 1990s. My partner and I had a hunch that the vehicle we were following was stolen. So we trailed it for a bit, waiting for the opportunity to justify a legal stop.
LEOs are those who fight to right unrightable wrongs. This is our destiny; this is our grit. If you see us comin’ better straighten up; a lotta foes didn’t and a lotta of ‘em wish they
As of June 30, 2021, according to preliminary data from the Department of Justice, 155 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers had died in the line of duty this year. The Department of Justice
As America begins a new school year, security and safety are once again paramount. Now, security issues, including violence prevention, are compounded by safety issues due to COVID-19. During the last 12 years, my “Reawakening the
The familiar “The police are the community and the community are the police” maxim from Sir Robert Peel has come under scrutiny in the post-COVID era. Because of anti-police and defund-the-police campaigns, along with other societal
Policymakers, law enforcement leaders and line officers have discussed two competing approaches to policing: police as “warriors” or police as “guardians.” At a recent seminar on police reform, the question was posed regarding which moniker was
We have seen the images of violent protestors practically strolling into the United States Capitol with very little opposition from some law enforcement officers. In contrast, other images displayed law enforcement officers fighting for their lives.
Should Thou commandeth us into the Valley of the shadow of death, We shall fend off evil, for Thou art with us; And our Glock comforts us. Thou bestoist us with skills, of unyielding integrity
There are significant reports by the United States Secret Service and the United States Department of Education on school violence. These documents are continually referenced in my school violence prevention security vulnerability assessments, articles and keynotes.
Unfortunately, American flags continually flying half-staff to honor victims of mass shootings serve as a stark reminder of our culture of violence. It is a disturbing commentary on American life, when flags at half-staff seem to
If you have purchased any ammunition in the past six months, you know how prices have changed, and not in a good way. Finding ammunition is not that difficult. Paying the much higher prices is difficult.
The Flame is more than a spectacular visual tribute (though it is most assuredly that). This stunning monument to our thin blue line is tied to something more powerful and even more enduring than granite, copper